• Dragnet, Volume 8

  • By: Jack Webb
  • Narrated by: full cast, Jack Webb
  • Series: Dragnet, Book 8
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 03-03-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Police procedurals go back long before Dragnet's 1949 premiere - with an especially strong heritage in Los Angeles. Private Investigator Nick Harris presented dramatizations drawn from his own true-life case files as far back as the 1920s, and the Los Angeles Police Department itself collaborated closely with Don Lee Network producer William N. Robson for the long-running 1930s series Calling All Cars. But these formats fell from favor by the 1940s, with the advent of the "hard-boiled dick" genre of crime programs. An ordinary policeman just doing his job had little chance against the legions of smart-mouthed gumshoes parading across the ether during the postwar years.
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